The Autobiography of John C. Van Dyke: A Personal Narrative of American Life, 1861-1931

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University of Utah Press, 1993 - Art - 274 pages
Van Dyke is known for The Desert and other books on the American West, for his friendships with the prominent men of his time--among them, Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and James A.M. Whistler-- and for his art criticism. His autobiography, recently discovered in a Victorian farmhouse in Cranbury, New Jersey, is made public for the first time, edited and with an introduction by Peter Wild (English, U. of Arizona). Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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John C. Van Dyke was a professor of art history at Rutgers University and the author of many books, including The Open Spaces, The Mountain, and Autobiography. Peter Wild is a professor of English at the University of Arizona. His books include The Secret Life of John C. Van Dyke and Daggett: Life in a Mojave Frontier Town.

Peter Wild is the editor of a series of fiction anthologies based on the songs of rock and pop bands. His articles and fiction have appeared in "The Independent" (London), "The Guardian" (London), "The Big Issue", "Word Riot", "NOO Journal", and "3: AM" magazine.

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